J. Wainwright

Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,411
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (6 of 6)
Location: Vancouver BC


Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,411 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 6
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Medita&hellip by Jon Kabat-Zinn
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I recommend this book as a companion to Kabit-Zinn's Full Catastrophe Living. This is like snacking material, and you need the full meal deal as a base to operate from. Written in a series of small chapters, it is ideal for leaving around just to pick up when you have a few minutes to spare. perhaps leave a copy in your car for when you are stuck in traffic, or waiting for someone. It's tiny morsels of wisdom and thought provoking suggestions may help you when you need it most. or perhaps when you don't think you need it but can use a boost to get you back on the reality track in your day. Just a little "light" reading.
Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using t&hellip by Jon Kabat-Zinn
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
this book came to my attention when a friend sent me a video clip of The author giving a talk on you tube. the fellow that introduced him at the beginning had a dog eared book in his hand which showed he had used it extensively.
I watched the beginning of the clip a few times and decided I could recognize the cover if I saw it. I went to amazon and sure enough.. there it was. I ordered it and had it in hand two days later. Along with a copy of Wherever You Go There You Are. I read Full Catastrophe Living over about 3 days and changed my way of thinking about my life.
then I picked up the second book Wherever You Go There You Are. It was a perfect compliment to Full… Read more
The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strike&hellip by Amanda Ripley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read......, Sept. 25 2009
It's definitley worth your time to read this book. I found it quite eye opening to read the accounts of what people do when they are faced with the unthinkable. We think we know what we would do if we came face to face with a life threatening challenge, but as Amanda
Ripley so carefully illustrates through her research and documented accounts, unless you come up against a crisis which you have been trained to deal with, don't bet that your response would be predictable or even in your best interest. Ripley points out that humans do not always behave the way we would expect. This book tells us, we do not really know ourselves as well as we like to think . Along with the documented… Read more

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